Anger and Hope: The Fuel for Resistance

Anger and Hope: The Fuel for Resistance

I write these words the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th  president of the United States, the day of the Women’s March in Washington, DC and cities across the nation. Circumstances do not allow me to participate, but my prayers and thoughts are...
Driving Me Crazy

Driving Me Crazy

 Looks like what drives me crazyDon’t have no effect on you –But I’m gonna keep on at itTil it drives you crazy too(“Evil,” Langston Hughes) Though I have read and studied many of Langston Hughes’ poems, I had not heard this one until a few weeks ago when...
Prayer and the Power of Politics

Prayer and the Power of Politics

    During the week I was on my seven day silent retreat, several pivotal world events occurred: the Supreme Court decisions preserving the Affordable Care Act and the legalization of same-sex marriage; the coordinated bombings in France, Tunisia and Kuwait;...
Lament

Lament

 I am attending the annual conference of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) in Raleigh, NC for the next few days. I came here not knowing what to expect, except for using the time to network with other urban studies programs and like-minded...